The Yomiuri Giants will play friendly games in Nicaragua in January
The Yomiuri Giants will play friendly games in Nicaragua in January

The best women’s baseball team in Japan, the Yomiuri Giants, will arrive in Nicaragua in the first days of January 2024 in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Japanese sports institution, to hold friendly games with their Nicaraguan peers.

In this context, Tomoyuki Odani, representative in Managua of the Japanese Cooperation Agency (JICA), announced that the matches will be held in two sports centers: the Soberanía National Stadium in Managua and the Roberto Clemente Stadium in Masaya.

In this way, the visit of the Japanese players coincides with the commemoration of the 60 years of cooperation that JICA has provided to Nicaragua in various areas.

The Japanese team that will arrive in the Latin American country will be made up of 22 members, including the director of the women’s team, 13 players, a coach, a scout (recruiter), two interpreters and a public relations representative.

Yomiuri Giants women’s team was founded in 2021.

The Japan women’s baseball team is scheduled to stay from January 7 to 10. The players, aged between 16 and 23, are part of the Yomiuri Giants, a franchise that is celebrating its 90th anniversary.

The Japanese Giants tour in Nicaragua

On January 9, a match will take place at the Roberto Clemente Stadium in Masaya, pitting Las Gigantes against the Nicaraguan women’s league champion team.

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Likewise, on January 10, at the Soberanía Stadium in Managua, a Home Run game will be held between the Nicaraguan Baseball Team and the Yomiuri Giants.

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In addition to the games, the Japanese team will teach baseball classes in primary schools, promoting women’s sports, environmental awareness and the evaluation of new players with potential, JICA reported.